The Peace of Wild Things
When despair for the world grows in me and I wake in the night at the least sound in fear of what my life and my children's lives may be,
I go and lie down where the wood drake rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds.
I come into the peace of wild things who do not tax their lives with forethought of grief.
I come into the presence of still water and I feel above me the day-blind stars waiting with their light. For a time I rest in the grace of the world, and am free. — Wendell Berry ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀
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I’ve taken to driving to the river for the crisp early morning air, the mist off the river and land while the cows move slowly out to graze for the day. The stillness of the world in those first few hours, before the rest of the town begins buzzing.
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Tris get the guys?
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"There is no such thing as work-life balance. Everything worth fighting for unbalances your life." - Alan De Botton. I used to get real upset when my life wasn't flowing as smoothly as planned, thinking something was inherently wrong with me, and that my brain must be wired incorrectly. No matter how hard I tried to create balance in my life, one event or another would throw it off-kilter. I would scroll through other individuals' timelines and wonder how they've got it all figured out, how they've managed to get their lives together so much more in comparison to mine. How come so many of my mates are getting married, buying a house, having children, while I'm over here wondering how I'm going to survive on ham sandwiches for the next month straight? What does it mean to be an adult? Because sometimes I certainly don't feel like one. After a while I decided to stop comparing myself to others as it would just led to constant disappontment. Everyone is on their own journey, and what we portray on social media is only a highlight reel, a small snippet of our vastly complicated lives. Just because your own timeline moves at a different pace in comparison to someone else doesn't mean there's anything wrong with you. I've decided to embrace the craziness and uncertainty of my life, because it's thrilling and motivates me to improve myself every day. Love yourself kiddos, as your craziness makes you unique. 🔮💡💭
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Been going through all my photos lately. Everything has been making me sad. pregnancy photos, our trips, and family. 😭
@wares_photo gives us all the fall feelings with this photo! Thank you for sharing with us! Don’t forget to tag us on your adventures so we can feature you!
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“Dance with the waves, move with the sea, let the rhythm of the water set your soul free.”
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Mt Feathertop as a storm was brewing on the horizon ⛈ If you didn’t know the mountain name, would you guess this was in Australia? The Aussie Alps are something else ✨
Shot by @ameliahowler last November
Blissfully unaware of the adventure ahead.. trusting my full weight to ropes over cliffs, trekking through a dense forest and emerging at a golf course just in time to hop on the back of a golf cart. Lucky to live Hawaii!
This is actually one of my favorite photos and she’s going to kill me for posting it but it’s okay. ❤️🥰
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Missing my favorite little man. 💙
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I can’t wait to get some new shoots going here soon! Thank you to all of you that have stayed through my lil modeling journey and encouraged me to keep it up!🙏😊❤️ Reminiscing about this shoot on the river for #humpday🍑 💕
I recently read this quote by the Dalai Lama mon the walls of a lodge I was staying at in Nepal and it resonated with me to the extent that I wrote it down and memorized it. It was titled The True Meaning of Life.
“We are but visitors on this planet.
We are here for ninty or one hundred years at the very most.
During that period, we must try to do something good, something useful with our lives.
If you contibute to other people's happiness, you will find the true goal, the true meaning of life.”
Whenever I might feel I’m losing purpose I will read it again and again because it is so true.
Do you agree?
Sometimes you feel like you’re standing on top of the world .... and the feeling is even better standing side by side with your friends.
I love these momentous experiences and the feeling of achievement like you’ve conquered the world 🌎
What are you going to conquer today?
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opening day at purg is this Saturday and I could not be more stoked to shred this season with you guys
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I was once told my dreams were too wild & I needed to be more realistic 💀
What’s wrong with wanting a better life for yourself, honestly?
I am healthier, happier, earning an income doing something I’m proud of, creating a community of women who also strive for more in life 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼
These are my friends that I can text at 10 in the morning on a Saturday to say “hey let’s go camping” & an hour later we are on the road. •
These are my friends who understand my sentimental panic about my last weekend with Rita, excuse my unpredictable plan changing, throw their bags together, & show up. •
These are my friends whose car breaks down on the way & instead of turning around, they leave it parked at a gas station, pile in with me, & the adventure continues. •
These are my friends that I drink morning lakeside mates with, eat delicious argentine asado with, laugh about nothing with, complain about everything with, thank the universe for, & that I write this mushy post about. •
Ladies, thank you for being these kinds of friends. This mini goodbye camping trip with Rita was exactly what I needed. ( 📷: @chanchitabus )
I’ve thought about leaving Colorado a lot these past couple of years with how busy and expensive it’s gotten. Feeling like I should explore somewhere and something else because I’ve been here since I was a kid.
The secret spots are fewer and further between. Places are more crowded, more traffic.
But then I have days like these with girls like this and I never want to leave. I do want to explore other places, but Colorado will forever be home ❤️ @desposca 🎣 @noellecoley .
Pata-gucci life! 🤟🏻🏔🌋🇦🇷
For realz though, I don’t think I’m ever gonna leave Patagonia. It’s amazingly beautiful and the people here are so helpful and caring. Plus I’ve got an Abuelita to take care of me now. 👵🏼 #neverleavingpatagonia#abuelitabettyisthebest
I moose say the views from this rooftop hot tub were top notch 👀🏔 (thanks to all my fit friends who ran the Winterstart race cause it gave me a reason to have a relaxing staycation in Banff this weekend)
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Bamboo loungewear 🤤 NEW STYLE: the boyshort // launching soon...
Parting shot of the trip: Offering to Lava Falls Rapid for safe travels. The last 21 days have been absolutely amazing, and I'm still finding sand everywhere as a reminder. Everyday on the river was full of laughter, adrenaline, and being present in a beautiful place.
Photo cred to Aaron Schenk
We are malleable. I read this yesterday and wrote it in my notes. We can change. Shift forms. Become someone new. I think about this all the time. Neuroplasticity. That “it’s just the way I am” thinking is a sham. You can change. We are malleable.
But malleable also implies unwanted movement. The ability to be influenced and formed by what’s around us. What moves us. Wanted or unwanted. The people we are around. The places we go. Things we put into our brain. They can change us too. We are malleable.
So this week I’m focusing on focusing. On the things I let in. The things that get close enough to change me. And making sure they’re the right things.